Ceremonies & receptions

Notley Abbey spoils you for choice. You might say “I do” in the Abbot’s Hall, the original ‘main room’ of the house with its ancient, beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace. You might prefer the more expansive Monks’ Refectory, a spectacular stone barn for larger guest lists. For summer weddings, you’ll find the walled garden a delight. Fringed with cherry blossom and wisteria in season, it makes for magical al fresco ceremonies.


Looking much as it did eight hundred years ago, the hall can host up to 100 guests for your wedding ceremony. High ceilings are set with carved oak beams, and the fireplace dates back to the days of Henry V. Light, airy, and beautifully unfussy, the Abbot’s Hall is the perfect blank canvas.

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We’re looking forward to showing you around. Let us know when you’re coming, and we’ll have a glass of something sparkling ready for you…

Yes, please!


Notley Abbey’s new wedding gazebo offers a beautiful backdrop for entertaining your guests, set on the lawn alongside the River Thame. Flanked by greenery, with woodland across the water, it’s an enchanting spot.


Enjoy post-ceremony celebrations al fresco in either the Cloister Gardens or on the front lawn. In winter, The Hall and Drawing Room are beautiful spaces for reception drinks and canapés, warmed by open fires.


The Monks’ Refectory can host up to 164 guests for dinner, swelling to 250 for drinks and dancing. The magic is palpable as seats are taken for the wedding breakfast – a sea of crisp white linen and soaring candelabras, set against the ancient carvings of honey-coloured stone walls, beneath four statement chandeliers. Let the feasting begin.

wedding fireworks Buckinghamshire


A show-stopping fireworks display lighting up the night sky? Think of it as the icing on the cake. Subject to local authority permission, we’ll happily help you arrange this.